LA Receives Human Capital Award at 2015 Blue Diamond Awards‏

Posted on: Monday, March 9th, 2015

On Tuesday, March 3rd, Logical Advantage was presented with the award for Human Capital at the 2015 Blue Diamond Awards. For over 20 years, the Charlotte Chamber was the original host of the event. After an eight year hiatus, however, the event was revived by national nonprofit, IT-oLogy, in an effort to support their mission to promote, teach and grow the IT profession. Logical Advantage was joined at the ceremony by over 300 IT leaders in the Charlotte region to celebrate the innovations of the IT community, including their strategic efforts to sustain the technology job market in Charlotte and beyond.

For over a decade, Logical Advantage has been working to cultivate Charlotte’s technology talent pool, offering learning opportunities, training events and tools to grow Charlotte’s workforce at a remarkable rate. At a difficult time for national workforce growth, Logical Advantage has embraced this challenge as a valuable economic opportunity for Charlotte. Their goal is to develop programs that cultivate the technological eco-system in Charlotte, so that, in turn, individuals and companies will choose Charlotte as their home.

One quality that sets Logical Advantage apart from other companies in their industry is their conviction that companies are already equipped with the necessary talent; Logical Advantage believes that internal capabilities exist and that, with the proper training and mentoring, these capabilities can be employed.

Additionally, a long time client of Logical Advantage, Rubbermaid Healthcare, was also honored with a Blue Diamond Award. Rubbermaid received the Business Value—Corporate award for their creation of CareLink, an internet of things capable mobile nursing station on which they collaborated with Logical Advantage to develop.

“We were honored just to be a finalist,” said Logical Advantage COO, John Fread. “To not only win an award, but also watch our partner Rubbermaid receive an award for a project that we’d partnered on was truly humbling; I couldn’t be happier.”

“I’m also very proud of our employees” Fread adds. “Without them, winning this award would not be possible. Our CTO, Dan Thyer has led an incredible effort, as he and the team gave 52 presentations at various user groups, conferences and lectures last year alone.”

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